C4 - Kirtland Program Manager

Job ID
# of Openings
Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Level
8570 Compliant


SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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SMS is seeking a qualified individual skilled in planning and managing the technical design, development, construction and delivery of information technology solutions in the Air Force/DoD space. We are seeking an individual who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in managing base level contracts. This individual will be responsible for all programmatic, personnel and contractual executions in direct support of the effort and should have demonstrated experience in managing IT services contracts (annual value of $10M+ per year) for the Federal government.


Facilitates technical and contractual implementation issues with customers to ensure conformance to customer requirements. Provide expert leadership, guidance, and supervision to less experienced personnel in regards to forecasting, tracking, and executing project - related tasks, budgets, and resource allocations. Manages all sub-contractor organizations in the execution of their taskings and efforts.


As a Program Manager, your focus will be defining and delivering quality project approaches, plans and results and facilitating technical and contractual implementation issues with customers to ensure conformance to customer expectations.  You will serve as the primary customer business and technical point of contact and work proactively to resolve business and technical issues. You will demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills and be skilled at customer presentations.


  • Develop budgets and scheduling staff across multiple, simultaneous efforts
  • Ensures that program execution properly meets the requirements of the contract and develops policies and procedures to adjust program activities for customer satisfaction
  • Manage large scale projects as a Prime within the Government space that involves over 100+ staff and multiple sub-contractors
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Develop new business within the existing program
  • Manage shared resources, budgets, time estimates and scheduling
  • Perform project quality reviews
  • Resolve conflicts between government clients, SMS team and sub-contractors
  • Report status to customers and sponsors
  • Develop project tools
  • Develop and deliver proposals in response to US Government RFP’s
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills



Minimum ten (10) years’ information technology experience in a managing a base-level or equivalent C4 support organization including 5 years demonstrated expertise in Project Management, Risk Management, and Air Force Emergency Management (AFEM) procedures



TS/SCI eligible security clearance required



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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